Lay Me Down Softly

Once you’ve adjusted to the accents in Billy Roche’s well-acted, bittersweet, but low-key piece, the interactions between the members of a struggling travelling roadshow in 60’s rural Ireland reveal the
dissatisfaction of wrong choices made and past opportunities missed.

Roche, who also directs, creates an insular, dying world in which sparring doesn’t just take place in the boxing ring and from which the young would be well advised to escape.

Tricycle, Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
020 7328 1000
Tube: Kilburn
Until August 6
£12 – £22

– Louise Kingsley